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Jan 15 2015

New York, NY (January 15, 2015)—The Academy of American Poets announced today that Elizabeth Alexander, Linda Gregerson, and Alicia Suskin Ostriker have been elected Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets, an honorary position that has been held by some of the most distinguished poets in the United States, including W. H.

Jan 08 2015

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Beginning in 2015, recipients of the organization’s James Laughlin Award will receive an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at The Betsy’s Writer’s Room. The James Laughlin Award is the nation's only second-book award for poetry that is given annually and open to all poets who are citizens of the United States.

Nov 17 2014

The next time someone dares to ask "Does anyone read poetry anymore?" the Academy of American Poets can confidently say yes.

Last week the organization gained its 100,000th subscriber to its Poem-a-Day series, which publishes—online via email and its website—new, never-before-seen poems by contemporary poets on weekdays, and a curated selection of classic poems on weekends.

Nov 04 2014

New York, NY (November 4, 2014)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that 2014 National Book Award finalist and award-winning New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast will design the official celebratory poster for National Poetry Month, April 2015. Each year the organization distributes a poster free-of-charge to over 100,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide for their April celebrations. Known for her sharp wit and true-to-life storytelling, Chast was selected by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd on behalf of the Academy of American Poets.